Speaker Sam Madden
Host Vivek Narasayya, XCG
Date recorded 26 July 2013
The hot topic in computer science this year is Big Data. At MIT, I've recently started two "big data" initiatives: the Intel Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in Big Data, and BigData@CSAIL, and industry-sponsored consortium. In this talk, I'll give a bit of background about what big data is, why industry is so excited about it, and my own perspective on the challenging research problems it brings up. I'll also describe a couple of "big data" research projects we've been doing, including BlinkDB, an approximate query processor built on Apache Hive, and CarTel, a system for collecting and making sense of noisy data from cars and smartphones.
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